Castel Sallegg Lagrein “Selection”
WHY WE LOVE IT
- This Lagrein grows on sandy, loamy soils at Lake Caldaro at 200 meter elevation. An excellent reserve level example of this native Alto Adige varietal.
Varietal Composition: 100% Lagrein
Elaboration: Controlled fermentation in stainless steel tanks for 15 days at a maximum of 83°F with subsequent malolactic fermentation. Aged for 6 months in stainless steel tanks. Yields: 70hl/ha
Tasting Notes: It is crimson-red with violet reflexes. A wine full of character, with aromas of blackcurrant, plum, elder and liquorice, it is powerful on the palate, with distinct tannins and a certain fruitiness in the long finish.
Castel Sallegg is an iconic property located between the peaks of the Dolomite Alps in the area surrounding Lake Caldaro. In 1851 the castle and surrounding land was purchased by Archduke Rainer of Austria, and the property was later inherited by the Counts von Kuenburg family. Today Georg von Kuenburg, along with enologist Matthias Hauser, ensure that quality and tradition continues at this venerable estate.
The Castel Sallegg estate today is without question one of Alto Aldige’s premier producers, and is most known for the quality of its Schiava, Lagrein, and Moscato Giallo, all varietals that thrive in the unique microclimate of Lake Caldaro.